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Not Another Bad Date continues a series comprised of: Sex, Lies and Online Dating (2006), I'm In No Mood for Love (2006), and Tangled Up In You (2007). The books are about the romances of a group of friends. However, this book works fine as a stand alone novel.
The story is set in small town Texas where Adele Harris, a science fiction and fantasy writer, goes to help out her sister. While there she meets up with Zach Zamaitis, a former pro football player, now a high school football coach. Adele and Zach have lives full of responsibilities and difficulties. Zach has a teenage daughter from his marriage and Adele is looking after her niece during her sister's hospital stay for a difficult pregnancy. The two girls become friends and this leads to Adele and Zach spending time together.
They have a history together. Fourteen years ago they dated in college. They broke up when a previous girlfriend of Zach's found out she was pregnant. Zach married the pregnant ex-girlfriend, but now she has been dead for three years. Zach and Adele are still attracted to each other but their romance does not go smoothly. Zach's late wife tries to keep them apart from the afterlife. Her actions tend to have consequences she did not intend. Her part of the story is amusing as her plans keep going awry.
The characters are believable and likable. I liked the small town Texas setting and I found the book enjoyable. Overall a very good contemporary romance with some paranormal elements mixed in.
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Cute end to this 'series' but not a good book on it's own. Too formulaic, and the heroine is not the same heroine we've seen in the other four books. Not "dreamy" enough.
I could have done without the "woo woo" factor too, which was too contived, and an easy way out.
3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Fourth in a series about 4 Boise friends- but it is in no way necessary to read the other three books. Adele Harris returns to Texas to help her pregnant sister when she is left by her husband. There, she becomes re-acquainted with Zach Zematis, ex quarterback and ex love of her life. She has good cause to believe that she has been cursed in her dating life, but can she forgive Zach his past transgression and learn to love again? Good, quick read.